This is the first published
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Shoreham-by-Sea and District,
West Sussex, England
19 November 2000 : Volume 2 Issue 41
Latest Developments of the New Monks Farm, Lancing, Development Brief (sometimes
called Mash Barn)
A Planning Application SU
98/0231/5 Ref: L/87/00/TP
has been submitted ostensibly
for a Golf Course on 120 acres of land right in the centre of the Adur
District at New Monks Farm by Wheelwright Estates (Michael Cox). Adur Planning
Committee are opposed but the non-determination of the Application (within
the time limit) has been appealed against and a Public Enquiry is expected.
A special "Muck 'n Brass"
of Adur Torpedo will be prepared.
Meanwhile all the information
is on the Adur Valley
1) The plan appears
to involve a certain amount (thousands of tonnes, probably) of inert spoil,
with an Exemption Clause applied for which means that Land Fill tax can
2) The same firm is
already dipping building spoil at a tip near Brading in the Isle of Wight.
The Golf Course has been passed there.
An understated formal objection
and questions has been sent to Adur Planning.
is attached. It was written rather hurriedly.
Such Thing As A Free Lunch (Golf Club Link)
illegally dumped at Cuckoo's Corner
A27 By-pass was flooded to bonnet depth in places between the Sussex Pad
and the Lancing Manor roaundabout. The road was closed. It seems the design
of the drains is inadequate and the water cannot even run on to the adjacent
fields at New Monks Farm, which are sodden with a few puddles.
Floodline, Tel: 0845 988 1188
send any comments to: Andy
saw a Jay
amongst the evergreen in St. Mary's Churchyard, Shoreham, for the very
first time in the centre of the town.
fields of New Monks Farm Lancing, were still very damp with a few puddles.
Corner is a lay-by a half mile so down
the Coombes Road from the A27 turn off for Lancing College and the Sussex
Pad. It has a collection of old trees which provide a magnet for birds.
A flock of about 50
Long-tailed Tits were singing in the lower
branches of the ivy-adorned 12 metre + high trees. This bird is not a titmouse
at all and is much smaller than a Pied Wagtail, they actually looked smaller
(apart from the long tail) than the
all shared the branches, and there was a Chaffinch
in the understory of evergreen vegetation.
floods had receded considerably apart from large puddle in the Ricardo
Test Bed field.
that has taken up residence centering on Gordon Road, Shoreham, and feeding
along the railway line and in the Middle Road allotments seems to have
displaced the Kestrel
that has been a regular for at least 10 years.
a flock of at least 25 birds on
Beach, between the second and third groyne from the west, repeatedly
dropped a mollusc of some sort on to the shingle beach. I doubt if it has
had much success. The usual dropping area (but this may be gulls) is on
the concrete near the Life Boat Station, which is sometimes covered with
a thousand Lapwings inhabit
the mud flats near the Toll
Bridge at low tide, together with Redshanks, Black-backed Gulls, and
thousands of Black-headed Gulls, but these numbers are not exceptional
for the Adur.
the streams running off the Downs are in full flood, but they have been
as swollen as much before in January during the last 20 years. A Heron
wades in the flooded fields near Lancing College. Mash Barn is is also
flooded in parts but only to a depth of a few centimetres. The A27 near
the Sussex Pad is closed to all vehicles and is completely under water
to car bonnet depth in places.
rain starts but locally it is not exceptional and the minor disruptions
in the Adur district are scarcely worth a mention when compared to the
flooded villages, towns and cities in the other parts of England &
Wales, e.g. Uckfield town centre in East Sussex is again flooded to a depth
of over a metre.
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| fs | n. Also foss. LOE. [(O)Fr. f. L fossa: see FOSSA n.1] 1 A
canal, a ditch, a trench; esp. one serving as a barrier or defence, a moat.
Earliest as a name (now the Fosse, Fosse Way) of one of the four great
Roman roads in Britain, so called from the ditch on each side, and probably
running from Axminster to Lincoln. LOE. 2 A deep hole or pit; a grave
or place for sacrifice. L15-M19. 3 Anat. = FOSSA n.1 M18.
R. GRAVES Strengthening the ancient City ramparts, clearing and deepening
the choked fosse. 2 F. FAWKES A deep round foss he made, And on the kindling
wood the victim laid.
a. (rare) surrounded (as) by a fosse L17.
| d | n.1 & v. Also sherd | d | . [OE sceard corresp. to
OFris. skerd cut, notch, MLG skart crack, chink, MDu. scarde, schart flaw,
fragment (Du. schaard), (M)HG scharte, ON skaror notch, gap, f. Gmc base
also cf. SHEAR v. Cf. SCARTH n.1.] A n. I 1 A gap in an enclosure, esp.
in a hedge or bank. Also (rare), a notch in the blade of a tool. Now dial.
OE. b An intervening stretch of water. rare (Spenser). Only in L16.
a A piece of broken pottery etc.; spec. = POTSHERD. OE. b transf.
& fig. A fragment, esp. of something brittle; a sliver; Sc. a worn
or decayed remnant of something. M16. 3 A scale of a reptile. rare.
Only in LME.
U. LE GUIN Shards of splintered bone stuck out like toothpicks. J. UPDIKE
Their shattered name, a shard of grandeur.
v. rare. 1 v.t. & i. Break or become broken into fragments or slivers.
L16. 2 v.t. Notch the blade of (a tool). dial. M18.
from The Oxford Interactive Encyclopedia
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